Real Estate Law News and Insights

Acquiring Distressed Commercial Mortgage Loans: A Diligence Checklist

Published: Dec 04, 2022
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When purchasing a commercial real estate loan that is in "distress," it is crucial that one understands the nature of the defaults and the motivations of each party involved in the transaction and the deal. Diligence is key. Begin by mining your sources. How did you learn of the loan's availability?...

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Time For Construction Cos. To Review Recession Mitigation

Published: Dec 02, 2022
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In George R. R. Martin's "Game of Thrones" books,1 each of the many different lands or houses have mottos or mantras unique to their region's attributes. In the North, where it is always cold and getting colder, they repeat the mantra, "winter is coming," as an omen of bad things to...

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When Does Downzoning Result In A Regulatory Taking?

Published: Nov 30, 2022
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As we have previously discussed, downzoning (changing the zoning designation for property from a more intensive use to a more restrictive use) can possibly rise to the level of a regulatory taking, depending on each individual situation. A recent case, FFV Coyote LLC v. City of San Jose, 2022 U.S. Dist. LEXIS...

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